Events & Workshops

Learn about our expert-led seminars & hands-on workshops scheduled for the coming months.
Most of the events are FREE, do not require registration and are held in the Events Area.

Please note: While we are a dog-friendly store, for some events and circumstances, we may ask that dogs be removed. Dogs are not allowed in Russell's Garden Cafe, our seasonal hospitality areas, or in the Events Area. Working service dogs are the exception and are always welcome. Please refer to our Pet Policy for more information. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Weekend Walking Tour of Molbak's

thru June - Sat: 11am, 1pm, & 3pm; Sun: 11am & 1pm

Meet us inside at Center Court.

Join us for a free, 30-minute walking tour of Molbak’s! Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a frequent guest, come discover what surprises we have in store for you!

Ask a Master Gardener: Plant Clinic

Saturdays thru Aug, 10am – 1pm

In the Garden Store

Got questions? Get answers! WSU Extension Master Gardeners are on hand to answer your plant and gardening questions and offer advice on a wide range of horticultural issues. They’re here to help—from flowers to veggies, to indoor and outdoor plants they’ve got you covered.

Saturday’s Forecast: Sunshine!

LIVE Music with Sunshine Junkies

June 16, 23 & 30, 2-4pm

July 7, 14 and 22, 1-3pm

Jason Crockett, vocals & guitar and Abraham Neuwelt, percussion

Come hear Jason and Abraham perform LIVE at Molbak’s!

Tool Sharpening by Northwest Sharpening

June 16, 10am-2pm

Have your pruners, loppers, shears, scissors, and knives (except serrated and single angle knives) professionally sharpened while you wait. First come, first served. $3.50 each, cash or check only. Can’t make it in? Northwest Sharpening will be back July 21 and August 18.

Ornamental Grasses for the Modern Garden

June 16, NEW TIME: 10am

Jeff Daley, Head Gardener and Arborist, Seattle Pacific University

Give your landscape a naturalized look with these dynamic, versatile and carefree plants. Jeff will share his favorites and how to care for them. 

Beginners' Guide to the Ancient Art of Bonsai

June 16, NEW TIME: 12pm

The living art of Bonsai is no longer a mystery.  Ladd will teach you the simple basics of creating and growing your own Bonsai plant. Learn step-by-step about plant selection, wiring, care, pruning and repotting – everything you need to nurture your own masterpiece.

CHOMP Next Level Burritos

June 17 & 23, 11am-2pm

Grab a burrito and walk through the nursery. What better way to spend the day?

Javier Anderson – Live!

June 17, 1-3pm

Javier Anderson, Musician & Recording Artist

Warm sunshine and Bossa nova beats – what better way to treat Dad on Father’s Day? Sway to the Latin rhythms of singer/songwriter/guitarist Javier Anderson while he performs original compositions and popular classics.

Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington

June 23, 10am

Susan Elderkin & Joan Burton, Authors of Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington

School’s out!  Pack up the kids and head for the hills. Susan and Joan will share their tips and insider secrets on where to go and what to take on the journey. Adventure awaits! Book signing to follow.

Summer Supper in an Instant (Pot)

June 23, 1-3pm

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your summer! Relax with a glass of wine while Leslie shows you a few of her favorite summer recipes using this revolutionary kitchen appliance.  You'll see how to maximize your time while cooking healthy and fast main and side dishes.  Impress your friends and family!  Generous tastes and recipes included. Come hungry, leave happy!

Registration: $45
Class size limited. Must be 21+ to attend.
Registration closes when full or on Wednesday, June 20 at 5pm.

Drip Irrigation Basics

June 24, 10am

Griffin Hanzsek, Molbak’s Team Member

Spend less time watering and do it more effectively! A win-win! Griffin will show you step-by-step how easy it is to get your drip system up and running, because you have better things to do.

Culinary Herbs for Health and Happiness

June 30, 10am

Carey Thornton, Tilth Alliance

Good health and well-being is as close as your own backyard. Carey will share her wisdom, wit, and growing tips for home-grown herbal tinctures, teas and salves to set you on the path to wellness.